an urban elegant wedding at the bride and the bauer

Chris and Rachael’s love story culminated in an urban elegant wedding at The Bride and The Bauer. We could tell you their story, but the bride has some thoughtful advice and insight into how they planned their wedding day, and we think other couples could use her eloquent words for their own wedding… 

June 1st will be a day we will never forget. We were surrounded by friends and family from sunrise to sunset and we truly enjoyed every moment of our big day thanks to our amazing support system and vendors. We decided to focus our time and energy on our friends and family prior to the ceremony and forgo a first look. This made walking down the aisle such a special and memorable moment for both of us. Our dogs had been alongside us throughout our entire relationship, so finding a dog friendly venue and a way to incorporate them in the wedding was very important to us. We got them bow ties and had them walk down the aisle with our Best Man and Made of Honor so they could be right next to us during the ceremony. 

This gallery will easily fill a Pinterest board, so many special details and fur-babies…. yes, you read that right, this wedding is an excellent way to see how you can incorporate your furry loved ones into your wedding day.


PHOTOGRAPHER: Sarah Dean Photography

VENUE: The Bride and the Bauer

HAIR & MAKEUP: Alexis Hagan

MENSWEAR: Slabotsky’s Fine Mens Wear & Tailoring

CATERING: Brancato’s Catering

CAKES: Nothing Bundt Cakes

BRIDE DRESS: The Gown Gallery




DJ: DJ Connection

VIDEOGRAPHY: Rushing Productions

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